Absorption of Discharged Soldiers Law - Amendment No. 7: Benefits for Discharged Soldiers


According to this June 2008 law, any registered university or college student who has completed his or her military service and is a resident of a designated “National Priority Area” such as the Naqab (Negev), the Galilee, or illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank will be granted a “compensation package” including full tuition for the first year of academic education, a year of free preparatory academic education, student housing benefits, and others.

This benefits package adds to the already extensive educational benefits package enjoyed by discharged soldiers in Israel. Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel are exempt from military service and are thus excluded from receiving these state-allocated benefits.

Extended in 2010 by Amendment No. 12.

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